O P Kohli sworn in as governor of Gujarat

Gandhinagar, July 16 (ANI): Senior BJP leader O P Kohli was on Wednesday sworn-in as 24th Governor of Gujarat. Chief Justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya of the Gujarat High Court administered the oath of office and secrecy to Kohli in Gandhinagar town hall. Jul 16, 2014

Militants open fire in JandK, one Territorial Army jawan shot dead

Kulgam, July 16 (ANI): One Territorial Army jawan was shot dead as militants opened fire in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district on Wednesday. Sources said that suspected militants fired upon Gowhar Ahmad Matto, son of Bashir Ahmad Matto near Larm Ganjipora when he was on way to his home. Meanwhile, a large contingent of police, CRPF and army has reached and cordoned off the area to nab the militants. The search operation was going on when the reports last came in. Jul 16, 2014

Gaza destruction and warnings on ninth day of Israeli air raids

Israel's punishing air operation to end Hamas rocket fire from Gaza entered its ninth day, with the number of Palestinian fatalities passing 200. Flyers dropped by warplanes warn 100,000 Gazans to flee before strikes intensify. Duration: 01:32 Jul 16, 2014

Syria's Assad is sworn in

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad was sworn in Wednesday for a new seven-year term in the presidential palace in Damascus, after an election that his opponents had slammed as a "farce". Duration: 00:42 Jul 16, 2014

Kerala Leads among States in India's Urban Growth

India's urban population has increased by nine crore in the last one decade. Kerala marked fast urbanisation among states with 21.70 per cent growth and with 39 per cent urban growth Daman and Diu leads among union territories of the country. Jul 16, 2014

BJP on reports of party forming next Government in Delhi

New Delhi, July 16 (ANI): The BJP is reportedly making attempts to stake claim to form government in Delhi, which has been under President's Rule for the last six months. Sources said if the BJP does stake claim, senior leader Jagdish Mukhi will be its candidate for chief minister. While officially the party has denied any such move, sources said the Delhi unit is attempting to make a last ditch effort to form government. Jul 16, 2014

Rajeev Shukla demands strict action against James Anderson by ICC

New Delhi, July 16 (ANI): Former IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla on Wednesday maintained that the International Cricket Council (ICC) should take strong steps against England fast bowler James Anderson for his alleged misbehavior against spinner Ravindra Jadeja, and set an example before others. Anderson has been charged for allegedly abusing and pushing Ravindra Jadeja immediately after they left the field for lunch on Thursday. It is alleged that this was a continuation of a verbal altercation between Anderson and Jadeja as they were walking from the field. The Congress leader also added that a complaint has been lodged against Anderson. Jul 16, 2014

Will not support AAP or BJP for forming govt in Delhi: Congress

New Delhi, July 16 (ANI): Congress leader Mukesh Sharma on Wednesday said that the party will not support BJP or AAP for forming government in Delhi. He added that the reports of Congress MLAs deciding to support other parties are just rumours. Jul 16, 2014

Central Panel to Look into Staff Grievances of Telangana, AP

Any individual grievances of government employees of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh (AP) will be looked into by an Advisory Committee appointed by the Union government, said Union Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Jitendra Singh on Wednesday. Jul 16, 2014

Poverty, child and maternal deaths still high in India, states UN Report

New Delhi/ Bhubaneswar, July 16 (ANI): A United Nations report on ___Millennium Development Goals___ stated that India continues to battle poverty, child and maternal deaths and sanitation, adding sustained efforts were required to cover the gap by 2015 deadline. Minority affairs minister, Najma Heptulla, while releasing the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDG) report on Wednesday said the four references in the report were not flattering. Many more goals are within reach by their 2015 target date, the report said, adding that if current trends continue, the world will surpass MDG targets on malaria, tuberculosis and access to HIV treatment. Meanwhile, an economist Jayati Ghosh said the government never paid heed to issue of poverty while preparing the annual budget. Jul 16, 2014

1 BSF jawan killed, 3 injured in ceasefire violation By Pakistan

Jammu, July 16 (ANI): Pakistani Rangers on Wednesday resorted to unprovoked firing once again at an outpost along the international border in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, killing a jawan. Three other BSF personnel and four civilians were also injured during the firing. The injured soldiers and the civilians were rushed to the nearby hospital in Jammu city. According to reports, BSF troops, guarding the borderline, took positions and effectively retaliated resulting in exchanges which are still going on in the area. Jul 16, 2014